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Oakland's July selections:

 

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Sci-Fi for All

There’s a lot of new adult science fiction in the store this month, so it seemed right to review one here, but which one to choose? Ernest Cline’s new book Armada is crammed with pop-culture references, just like his previous novel Ready Player OneThe Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi is a stark near-future military thriller. There are also new books by genre legends William Gibson and Neal Stephenson for those who like their science fiction more cerebral. In the end I chose to review Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, but check out those other sci-fi titles too, they’re all good in surprisingly different ways.

Be sure to check out this month’s young adult newsletter for reviews of books by Tim Hall, Sarah Dessen, Adam Silvera, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

"visceral, eloquent and beautifully redemptive" -- Toni Morrison

High (& appropriate) praise from Toni Morrison for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, Between the World and Me. It releases Tuesday, 7/14, but can be pre-ordered today

Summers Are For READING!

Summer reading doesn’t have to be light. It just needs to be extra-good to compete with the sunshine. Maybe our display table in Oakland will help you pick. 

"Torrential, Gut-Bucket Jazz"

A great piece in the NYRBlog by one of our favorites (Geoff Dyer) about one of our favorites (Ornette Coleman -- RIP).

"Bookshops encourage browsing, dawdling and discovery. "

The UK Guardian kicks off their coverage of Independent Bookshop Week in grand style, with a piece we cannot but completely endorse and sing aloud from the rooftop -- i.e, we've posted it throughout our social media presence, too. 

Ten Years of Europa Editions

You're celebrating ten years of Europa Editions with us, aren't you?

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For more info, see the Paris Review interview of Angel Flournoy.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Reading: "Rivers"

We were very excited to see one of John Keene's stories featured as a VICE ExclusiveCounternarratives is a phenomenal, provocative book, and "Rivers" stands out immediately as one of the stories that will be most disc

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